Bacon Wrapped Figs with Worcestershire Sauce Glaze
As you might have noticed, we are pretty level-headed over here when it comes to our recipe choices. After all, eating well is all about balance. We believe that, in order to stay healthy, most meals should be easy, free of fillers, affordable and tasty!
Well, if eating good food is all about balance, these bacon wrapped, Worcestershire glazed figs are a paragon of good eating. They are the perfectly equilibrated mixture of sweet and salty, honeyed and umami.
Healthy, they are not. But hey, life is short. Food balance also means kicking back and enjoying a mouth-watering appetizer once in a while. Let's get cooking!
- 6-7 fresh or dry figs (cut in half)
- 4-6 strips of bacon (sliced lengthwise in half)
- Toothpicks (soak while prepping)
- 1 tablespoon Portland Organic Worcestershire or Portland Organic Spicy Worcestershire for an extra kick!
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce, we love Bend Sauce
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Place your toothpicks in a small bowl to soak for ten minutes. This helps them slide through the figs more easily.
- To prep the figs: cut figs in half. Then gently wrap with a piece of bacon, also sliced lengthwise in half to make wrapping easier. Place a toothpick through the center to hold everything together.
- Next prepare the glaze. Mix the Portland Organic Worcestershire, hot sauce and maple syrup or agave in a small bowl.
- Gently glaze your bacon wrapped figs with a pastry brush or drizzle with a spoon.
- Add Goat cheese + mint to garnish. We used Portland Creamery.
- Bake for 20 minutes, glaze again halfway through.
- Enjoy immediately!